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I was lucky enough to marry an excellent gardener who's serious about growing our food. Grocery bills for our family of four generally run $50-75 a week, and we have enough to share.
Just one thing I had a problem with was the birthday/Christmas issue. While we ourselves don't throw a big bash for each of our children, we do buy them more than one present for both birthday and Christmas. However, the difference is that we don't buy them things throughout the year. If they get anything new at all that is nonessential, it will be for their birthday or for Christmas.
Other than that, everything was pretty much common sense.
just go outside and play? you mean they might have to use their imaginations? what next? having to learn that value of actually working for the things you want? That would end the entitlement mentality that many people grow up with. What a tragedy THAT would be.
What would happen if we all went back to... Proms in the school gym would save thousands! Single school pictures instead of forking out hundreds for "senior pictures? Put Drivers Training classes back into the high school curriculum? I could think of hundreds of ways. How about you?
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